The main business angel network in Ireland is run by HALO and they have launched Ireland's first business angel award.
The Irish Venture Capital Association http://www.ivca.ie have published figures for 2009 which show that angel investors invested in the region of €45m euro last year representing a significant source of financing for business.
This competition is run to highlight the strategic value a business angel can add to an early stage business. Often the expertise a business angel can offer is more valuable than the financial contribution made by a business angel.
HBAN wish to promote best practice in Angel Investing and seek to professionalise the Irish Angel Capital Industry. With this aim HBAN would like to honour Ireland's Angel Investor of the Year and need your help in identifying Ireland's Best Angels.
Business Angels are a crucial part of the start up scene in Ireland (especially for technology startups) and they are individuals who take high risks with their cash.
So go ahead and nominate someone who deserves this reward.